Pasco-Hernando State College

New Port Richey, FL 34654
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Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is a relatively newer Florida State College member that is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This school was a community college when it was first established in 1967. It transitioned into offering a four-year state college experience in 2014. This school is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is capable of awarding students several associate’s degrees as well as a selection of bachelor’s degrees. PHSC also offers some dual-enrollment classes for high school students who are seeking to get a head start on their college educations. This is a cost-effective campus that can provide students with a good education while offering them the possibility to transfer credits to other institutions if they so choose.

The PHSC nursing program offers several avenues for prospective students to consider. Students can pursue practical nursing or they can choose to take registered nursing courses. All of the nursing programs are very focused on providing students with the right knowledge. Classes are designed to give students the most up-to-date information and students will learn all of the modern nursing skills. These classes are going to teach students the right information to find success as professional nurses while also preparing them to pass the NCLEX licensure examination that they will need to go through.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students11,947
Student to Faculty Ratio32:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 44 190
Bachelor's degree 3 33
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 19 86
Certificate 4 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1996 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$401/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $4,725 $18,045
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $28,070
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $50,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 73% of Pasco-Hernando State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,421
Other Federal Grant 2% $905
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,908
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,096
Federal Student Loans 14% $4,698
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,289
$30,001 to $48,000$5,816
$48,001 to $75,000$7,567
$75,001 to $110,000$10,108
Over $110,000$10,764

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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